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Hiring and Onboarding Employees Blog Posts
3 Ways to Attract Candidates Before You Need to Hire

3 Ways to Attract Candidates Before You Need to Hire

Whether you are a new business or a business that is ready to expand, you might be wondering, How do I become seen as the company where employees are jumping at the chance to get a job? After all, to fill your open positions, you must find ways to attract candidates and make them want to apply.

Whether you’re just starting to think about hiring your first employee, or you’re trying to find ways to draw more or better candidates so you can expand your team, here are three ways to attract candidates before you need to hire.

Business Partners – The Pro and Cons of the Relationship

Business Partners – The Pro and Cons of the Relationship

Business partners are sometimes needed to turn an idea into a successful company. However, just because taking on a business partner might increase your chances of success does not mean that it’s always going to be an easy relationship.

Learn about the pros and cons of having a business partner.

Five Ways for How to Avoid A Bad Hire

Five Ways for How to Avoid A Bad Hire

Bad hires are costly. Therefore, avoiding a bad hire is always a smart idea. However, there is one critical thing you must understand about bad hires. As business owners and managers, we sometimes actually create bad hires instead of simply hiring them.

Read to learn five ways how to avoid a bad hire within your Small Business.

Is Employee Onboarding Important for Small Businesses?

Is Employee Onboarding Important for Small Businesses?

Are you properly onboarding the new employees you hire for your small business? Proper employee onboarding helps to improve quality of work and the length of time employees stay with your company. Read to learn more about why this is one step you cannot overlook when hiring.

Leading and Managing Employees Blog Posts
Book Recommendation: The One Book All Leaders Should Read

Book Recommendation: The One Book All Leaders Should Read

I recently finished reading the best business book I have ever come across. I believe that it is the one book all leaders should read if they want to manage effective teams. From cover-to-cover, I felt energized and motivated to implement what I was learning. Learn my top 10 reasons why I recommend

Running a Small Business Blog Posts
Rework: An Honest Review of the Book That Breaks the Rules

Rework: An Honest Review of the Book That Breaks the Rules

Earlier this year I came across the book Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. An article had quoted the book, and I knew from that snippet that it was a must read.

Rework offers a new view on what it takes to start a successful business. While most entrepreneurship books tell you how to build a boat to get across open water, Rework shows you that while building a boat is what people normally do, it might not be the best way. Instead of a building a boat like everyone has always done, let’s build a plane and fly!

Time Blocking Your Way to Improved Productivity

Time Blocking Your Way to Improved Productivity

Many people see the skill of multitasking as a strength. So, what would you think if I told you that multitasking actually hurts productivity and that the real trick to increased productivity is time blocking?

If You Want It Bad Enough: An Interview with Meghann Herrmann

If You Want It Bad Enough: An Interview with Meghann Herrmann

Meghann Herrmann is one of those women you meet and wonder “How do they do it?” Meghann has a successful 9-to-5 career, teaches spin classes, and is working hard to grow her own business. Oh, and she is also a highly-involved mother of young twin boys. Learn what she has to teach any busy mom who is an entrepreneur, desires to be an entrepreneur, or just wants to achieve more in life.

How To Survive Working From Home With Kids: Summer

How To Survive Working From Home With Kids: Summer

Summer is almost here! If your kids are staying home for the summer, they are looking forward to sleeping in, relaxed schedules, outdoor time, and most importantly a break from school. If you work from home, you might be wondering How am I going to survive the summer working from home with kids in the house?

4 Essential Website Pages for Brick and Mortar Companies

4 Essential Website Pages for Brick and Mortar Companies

Websites are essential for all companies including brick and mortar business. Websites do not have to be complex. However, they must be informative, well designed, and updated regularly. In this post, I will walk you through the four essential website pages that all brick and mortar companies should have.

My Stories and Opinions Blog Posts
How I Went From Deciding to Start My Business to Turning in My Notice

How I Went From Deciding to Start My Business to Turning in My Notice

I am a planner. If I was serious about starting my own business, I had to plan out the details of leaving my job. I knew that as soon as I started to tell people, there would be questions. In my mind, the worst answer I could give would be “I don’t know” or “I haven’t thought about that”. The details could make or break my decision to leave my job and I made sure I had them figured them out before I started socializing my idea.

Six Reasons Why I Left a Job I Loved

Six Reasons Why I Left a Job I Loved

In the spring of 2016, I decided to leave a job that I loved and start my own business. It was a hard decision as I was experiencing great success and on a career path that I was proud of. While I knew my ultimate career goal was to start my own business, for years I was content with the success I was experiencing. I could see myself making it to a C level position which was exactly what I thought I wanted. Then one day I started to question everything.